Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 10:22 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives "This is the first Haiku alpha 1 status update. The goal of this status update is to provide information on how the project is going. There has recently been an consensus that it was about time to start preparing a first alpha for a myriad of reasons. To me personally, the fact that it is about time to show off the enormous amount of work that has been put in the project the past number of years. Another good reason - in my opinion - is to get everyone behind one goal: preparing the code for a first release. So what's the goal of this status update? Well, with a large number of developers actually working on the different components of the operating system, it is easy to lose track of what is going on. You can consider this a news update."
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Ran an Emulation Test
by Syphadias on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 21:36 UTC
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2008-02-16

I ran this under a virtual machine and was very impressed. If it did not say Haiku, I'd have sworn I was running R5!
It "seems" just as responsive, it runs BeOS apps, and it does not have all that bloat that Zeta had introduced which is a relief to see!
The good thing about this project is that we will no longer have to rely on sloppy patches and what not to make the OS work with modern hardware, which as a result will hopefully lead to less Kernal Panics in the future when one is merely thing to use a USB device or something simple to that effect.
It is also good to see there is work being done on the OpenGL and Java side of things!

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